KIGALI, Rwanda — Superstar Bono of U2 fame joined a delegation of US Government representatives to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first completed solar field under the White House’s Power Africa program.

The 8.5 MW project, developed by Gigawatt Global and built by Scatec Solar, is on the grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Kigali, Rwanda.

Bono’s backs the Electrify Africa Act, which is co-sponsored by Senator Chris Coons (far right) and advances power production as a strategy to combat poverty.

Yosef Abramowitz and Chaim Motzen, co-founders of Gigawatt Global, an American-owned Dutch solar and social development enterprise, led the tour of the field. Bono and Gigawatt Global are both candidates for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced next month.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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